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10 Women That History Has Forgotten, But We Haven't

Women's History Month only occurs once a year. But so often we get caught up in the media blitz of the more popular women from history (e.g. Amelia Earhart or Rosa Parks) that we often forget to remember those less famous,...

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Storytelling: Perception, Lies, & Exaggeration

Written by: Kelly E Lee When I worked as a newspaper writer, I had to interview two 90 year old women who had been friends their whole lives. Both women lived on their own and their minds were still sharp....

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5 Thought-Provoking Questions (And More) For Starting Your Life Memoir

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Millions of people from all walks of life are thinking ahead. Thinking about their future, the future of their family, and the life story they choose to leave behind. The desire to pass down something to...

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Collect The Stories Of Your Female Ancestors

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett I may not have been brought up in a traditional family setting. In fact, my dad was a house husband before being a house husband was cool. The large age difference between my parents meant my mom...

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5 Simple Tips For Creating Your Own Last Will And Testament

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Everyone knows there are two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Neither one we have much control over, but we usually do our best to prepare for what's ahead. And part of that preparation involves finalizing...

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Writing Letters to Share Later

Written by: Val Brennan A friend of mine once told me that he had started writing letters to his grandchildren once or twice a year soon after the first one was born. I thought it was a brilliant idea, as I...

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Two Strangers Pair Up To Fulfill A Dream For Coffee Shop Employee

This story was also featured on the Make A Difference Spotlight Podcast, episode #41! When you were in college, you likely developed at least one special bond with a professor. Maybe it was someone whose teachings changed your outlook on...

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Dad Builds Full-Scale Replica Of Optimus Prime® To Inspire His Son

Written by: Debbie Earnston Autobots vs. Decepticons. Cybertron. The matrix of leadership. If any of these sound familiar, then you have probably heard about or even watched Transformers on the big screen. Currently the 10th highest-grossing action film series based on...

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Never Be Afraid To Try, Even At The Risk Of Losing Everything

Written by: Debbie Earnston "It was time for a change. It was time to take a chance." Visitors to America's Footprints have been curious to know more about the man behind it all, and often ask where the idea of...

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Don't Leave It For The Kids: The Art Of Self-Curating

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Have you ever looked around your house, let out a hearty sigh, and just left the room? Does the clutter, the amount of "stuff" in general, or maybe even the task of organization just tire you...

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KITT makes a stop at a local Elementary School

We were honored to get a call from our local Elementary School asking if Notchback KITT would be interested in coming by for a day during their Fun Festival. It is a one-day event held each year that brings the kids outdoors...

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17-y-o Buys 900 Carnations And Surprises Entire High School

What did you get for Valentine's Day? Chocolates? Dinner? Flowers? Valentine's Day is the couple's holiday, when two sweethearts show their undying love for each other through a combinations of gifts and time. And those who are still single will...

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How Starting A Simple Memoir Gave Me New Purpose In Life

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Ten years ago, if you were to ask me whether I believed my life was worth remembering, I would have said "probably not". Though I've been fortunate in many ways (both personally and professionally), most of...

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Write the Real Love Stories That Should Never Be Forgotten, Valentine's Day Or Not

Written by: Devon Noel Lee Valentines cards. roses and chocolates. romantic getaways and jewelry. The stores would have you believe that these are the expressions of love. However, I have great-grandparents that exemplify true, lasting love. Love that I have found...

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WWE Wrestler Breaks Celebrity Record Of "Make-A-Wish" Wishes

Even if you don't follow professional wrestling, the name John Cena will likely ring a bell.  He is one of the biggest stars of the WWE who, like most others in the industry, dedicates an insane amount of hours to...

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